Some events just make you go "Aww," or in the case of the Lucky Dog Rescue Gingerbread Doghouse Charity Competition, "P-aww." The popular fourth annual event took place this past Monday night in the Hotel Icon Lounge, drawing dog lovers and families in the spirit of giving and Christmas cheer.
Photo by Stuart Rosenberg The winning Lucky Dog Gingerbread House, by Julie Busch-Johnson and Liz Sanford Westwood Country Club
"We are so fortunate to have this annual event - it is a key fundraiser for us to continue our mission and directly affects the number of dogs we're able to save from BARC," said Jodi Eisenhardt, a volunteer and spokesperson for the event. "Every single thing for this event is donated, so we're so grateful to everyone," she continued.
Donations included the gingerbread doghouses entered in the competition, light bites and drinks from the Hotel Icon's new restaurant, Line and Lariat, beer from local beermaker Karbarch brewery, cute, bone-shaped gingerbread favors created by Three Brothers Bakery, the $25 suggested door donation, and funds from the silent auction for each of the gingerbread houses on display. You could also sponsor a dog by selecting one of the puppy-faced Christmas tree ornaments hanging from the "Sponsor" Christmas tree.More »